When I joined to Etsy in July 2007 (really, that long ago), very little did I know how it will affect my life. How many things I will make and send all over the world, how many fantastic people I will meet via it - just how much it will open up my world. It really doesn't matter if you're in Norway or in Singapore, you can use it to sell and buy wonderful handmades, and it just makes me so happy have my little shop in there too.
clicking the image above gets you into my shop
Many things have changed since 2007, and I have learned so much during this journey. One of the most visible skill is how to use camera to get even somewhat decent pictures. It is still a major pain to photograph anything around here between November-March, but with a new camera and a lot of practice I think I've come long way. Oh man, this almost hurts, but please take a look at my first ever felted birdie-bag picture:
...quite a difference not only with the picture but also in the birdies...They've come long way too! And once I am showing those ancient pictures, here's one more to go, my first ever (I mean EVER) made felted bag:
...and I am still proud of it too, it was a first to many to come... And everyone needs to start somewhere, right? And here's the latest I sold quite recently... Flowers still going strong, after all these years!
It actually makes my head spin to think how many things I really have made and sent out from my shop. And how many of my dear customers have visited me more than once, and many of those customers have actually turned into friends. How often does that happen in life - in this age (have you noticed that I updated my 30-something profile recently?) - almost never. I have wonderful friends in UK, Japan, US, Netherlands now - thank you sweeties, you know who you are and how much I love you all. And all of you I've met only thanks to Etsy, I am sure otherwise our paths wouldn't have crossed. I've told in earlier posts here, here and here how fantastic things I have received from you, and oh my: just today I received a beautiful bunch of flowers all the way from Japan, thank you so much M!
With all this said you could say that Etsy has changed my life. It has made possible for me from this tiny corner of world to reach all of you, fantastic people! Thank you so much for your support and kind words and encourage over the years. Here's to next six to come! And oh yes, there's a happy sale in my shop until the actual Birthday, July 16th, and it works with code HAPPY6 and that will give you -30% of the purchase (shipping fees excluded). And here's some more info how to use the discount code in etsy.
Have a wonderful day, everyone, and lovely July! We'll see here again soon!